Grantee Spotlight: National Parks Conservation Association

The 2021 George Family Foundation Annual Report will be available soon. We’ll announce its launch on our website — so stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from the report. This spotlight is one of a handful of short features celebrating the extraordinary work the Foundation’s grantees are accomplishing.

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) protects and enhances America’s national park system for present and future generations. Parks provide places of healing and respite after years spent indoors, and they serve as spaces where Americans come together to speak out for justice and civil rights. Parks are sacred places that preserve our nation’s rich and sometimes complicated history.

Among many accomplishments this past year, NPCA successfully advocated for historic funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and saw protections restored for three national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah. After five years of advocacy from NPCA, the restoration of Bears Ears National Monument is a massive victory that preserves hundreds of sacred historic and cultural sites, the landscape, and the troves of scientific and paleontological resources.

“The George Family Foundation approaches our relationship from a place of trust that has enabled NPCA to bring forward bold, ambitious, and complex concepts that make a meaningful difference for our parks.” — Theresa Pierno, President & CEO, National Parks Conservation Association